August 01, 2016

Bathrooms again?

Here is reason # 342 that WV should update its state motto from "Mountaineers are always free" to "You can't make this **** up": if and when Gov. Tomblin calls the legislature into special session to deal with flood-related issues, there's a pretty decent chance some Republican legislators will introduce a bathroom bill similar to the one that has brought so many blessings to North Carolina.

In fact, Republican senator  Robert Karnes sent around a form letter with a special session wish list, with flood relief coming in a distant fourth place. As Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre noted,

Karnes’ letter devotes five sentences to the importance of passing school bathroom restrictions — and one sentence about flood response.

Now THAT'S what I call a priority.

I mean, it could work as a jobs bill if we hired a state trooper to stand outside every bathroom and match the sex specified on the birth certificate of those wishing to use the facility against what appears to be down there now, right?

In any case, I loved this editorial on the subject from the Beckley Register-Herald.

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